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Court decides to suspend Judge Tanko’s appointment as NCJ



Court decides to suspend Judge Tanko’s appointment as NCJ

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has started moves to stop the arrangement of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

As of now, Justice Inyang Ekwo has requested the National Judicial Council (NJC), Federal government, the Senate and four others to show up before him on May 13, 2019, to indicate cause why the request would not be allowed.

The request was a spin-off of a suit by the Board of Incorporated Trustees of Malcolm Omirhobo Foundation requesting that the court make a request controlling President Muhammadu Buhari from delegating Justice Ibrahim Muhammad as the CJN.

In an ex parte movement recorded on April 15, 2019, the offended party requested that the court stop Justice Muhammad’s arrangement as CJN, pending the meeting and assurance of the movement on notice documented by the establishment.

The offended party additionally requested a request of a break directive controlling the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (seventh respondent) from affirming the arrangement of Justice Muhammad as CJN pending the assurance of the substantive suit testing his mechanism.

In the wake of perusing the oath in help of the ex parte movement promised to by Chief Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo, a legal advisor, Justice Ekwo then arranged that: “None of the petitions made on this movement ex parte can be allowed without the litigants.”

Equity Ekwo then arranged the National Judicial Council (NJC), Federal Judicial Service Commission, Justice Muhammad, Federal government, President Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation and the Senate, who are the seven litigants in the movement to be put on notice.

He gave the litigants seven days, after being presented with a notice on the issue to show up and show cause why the use of the offended party ought not to be allowed.

Equity Ekwo then dismissed till May 13, 2019, for the respondents to show up in court to indicate a cause.

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